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HighlyBoosted66
01-24-2010, 10:24 PM
hey everyone. i made the mistake of putting almost 3 gallons of pure water in my cooling system and now i had it all drained and refilled with green. it took almost 8 gallons. is this right? how much does the cooling system take to fill from dead empty? also, as i have added, i noticed a smoke behind the car which is visible in mirrors. now is it possible that this stuff is burning through a cracked head or lim? or is this smoke from me making a mess pouring without a funnel. which i did. it may have gotten on the side of the engine and started smoking. could this be it?

westerndragon
01-24-2010, 11:14 PM
um yeah could be all of the above. how long did you run straight water oh and im not positive but 8 gallons sounds like waaaaaaaaaay to much i just cant think how 8 gallons would fit

boost21
01-24-2010, 11:18 PM
IIRC the car only should take 3 or less gallons of coolant

psy7
01-25-2010, 10:07 AM
at least 3 gallons and yes u most likely spilled some on the engine or there is a leak

HighlyBoosted66
01-25-2010, 02:29 PM
yea the lower intake manifold is leaking that may have gotten a lot worse too. that could be because im still puting fluid into the car. how bad can the lower intake manifolds actually get.?

HighlyBoosted66
01-25-2010, 02:30 PM
and its not leaving huge puddles anywhere so i just dont know where all the coolant is going to

Ajaxus
01-25-2010, 02:41 PM
and its not leaving huge puddles anywhere so i just dont know where all the coolant is going to

check your oil ;)

If it's not going out, it's going in.

psy7
01-26-2010, 12:01 PM
oil is where it would most likely be going, i have coolant leaking as well but its going to the side of the engine block from the intake manifold